(Posted on May 12, 2017 at 09:35AM by Laurel Steele)
With summer vacation just a few months away, it’s time to start planning your family’s road trip. Check out some suggestions by Consumer Reports for the best used vehicles for long-distance vacations.
Honda Accord - This midsize sedan is compact on the outside, but has a spacious interior. It also offers exceptional overall EPA ratings ranging from 26-30 mpg, depending on the powertrain.
Subaru Outback - Nothing says road trip quite like a station wagon, but this one is a far cry from what you see in corny 80s films. It offers great visibility, which comes in handy during highway driving. It can also comfortably fit three well-fed adults in the backseat.
Kia Sorento - Midsize SUV enthusiasts will be quite pleased with this vehicle's reclining back row seats. Its slightly narrow frame allows for easy city driving, while the expertly tuned suspension tackles off-roading bumps with aplomb.
Dodge Durango - If your upstate vacation involves pulling a boat or mobile home, you’ll love this SUV, which out tows competitors by as much as 2,000 pounds. It also delivers exceptional handling and an even ride.
Toyota Sienna - This list wouldn’t be complete without a minivan. This one, in particular, comes with ample space for all passengers, plus numerous cupholders to prevent any rogue fast food cups.
Bring your fellow adventurers down to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can test drive any one of these road trip all-stars and check out our complete used vehicle inventory.